LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Andy Ross, Literary Agent and Founder of Andy Ross Literary Agency Monday, February 6th, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Spend an evening with favorite Bay Area literary figure and agent, Andy Ross. Andy has worked in the book business for 39 years, all of his working life. He was the owner and general manager of Cody’s Books in Berkeley, California from 1977-2006. Cody’s has been recognized as one of America’s great independent book stores. During this period, Andy was the primary trade book buyer. This experience has given him a unique understanding of the retail book market, of publishing trends and, most important and uniquely, the hand-selling of books to book buyers. Andy is past president of the Northern California Booksellers Association, a board member and officer of the
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Laurie Fox, West Coast Associate of Linda Chester and Associates Literary Agency. Monday, August 1th, 2016 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Questions about approaching and landing an agent? One of our top Bay Area agents will be our speaker for the next LCW Literary Salon, so take advantage of this opportunity. Laurie will be talking about “What Agents and Editors Expect From Writers and What We Really Hope to Find”. Whether you are already represented or are searching for representation, this evening is sure to be enlightening. Laurie Fox joined Linda Chester and Associates Literary Agency in 1989, and is their West Coast Associate. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz (Writing and Theatre Arts), she is a published author of fiction and poetry, including Sexy Hieroglyphics(Chronicle Books); and two novels, My Sister from the Black Lagoon (starred Publishers Weekly review; San Francisco Chronicle bestseller) and The Lost Girls, both published by Simon & Schuster. She
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Laurie McLean, Agent Monday, October 3, 2011 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Get the scoop on the latest trends in publishing and what agents are looking for these days from our October speaker, Laurie McLean. Laurie McLean joined the Larsen Pomada Agency in 2005 following a 20-year stint as the CEO of a successful Silicon Valley public relations agency. Laurie was able to switch gears in 2002 to immerse herself in writing. She penned three manuscripts, and if that wasn’t enough, decided that the life of a literary agent would be the perfect complement to her duties as a writer of fantasy and romance. Laurie has been writing professionally since high school—first as a journalist, then as a public relations agent. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the State University of New York and a Master’s Degree at Syracuse University’s prestigious Newhouse School of Journalism. Laurie specializes in adult genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, westerns, horror, etc.) plus middle-grade and young adult children’s books. For more on Laurie, check out her blog at www.agentsavant.com.